You can register for IELTS quickly and easily through our Online Registration Service.
We have been made aware of fraudulent websites pretending to be the British Council IELTS registration sites. Please be advised that they are not associated with us in any form. We are also not responsible for the content available on these websites.
To ensure your details are safe, please only book your test by clicking on the registration link here on this site or on the TakeIELTS website.
Before you enter your personal details, please check that you are using our secure online registration system. You can do this by making sure the website address starts with “https://”. In addition fraudulent sites may use incorrect spellings in the website address, so check that “British Council” is spelt correctly.
If you are not sure, please use this link to book your IELTS test
To register, simply follow the steps below:
1. READ THE INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
Download and read the Information for Candidates below, which contains important information about the test format, the question types and the test results. Please note that IELTS is not recommended for candidates under the age of 16.
2. DECIDE WHICH VERSION OF THE TEST IS RIGHT FOR YOU
There are two versions of the IELTS test:
- IELTS Academic
- IELTS General Training
Read our simple guide to help you decide which version of the test is right for you.
3. CHECK THE IELTS TEST DATES
Use our Online Registration System to find up-to-date information about test dates and availability.
Please note: Your Listening, Reading and Writing test will be completed on the same day. Your Speaking test may be offered on the same day, or up to a week before or after your main test day. You will receive notification in advance if your Speaking test is on a different day to your main test day.
Use our Online Registration System to book your place on the test.
To register in person you can visit the British Council in Lebanon.
5. PREPARE AND SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS
Please make sure to provide us with ALL of the following documents when you register for your test:
You must use one of the ID documents below to register for IELTS:
- Lebanese resident ID.
The ID must be valid until your test day.
You must submit a clear copy of the same ID with your application - do not submit the original ID document.
You must bring the same original ID to your IELTS written and speaking test.
Please note that if you don’t bring your original ID, you won’t be able to take your IELTS test. Your test fee will not be refunded and it won't be possible to transfer your test date.
6. CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD
The cost of sitting a test is USD 200.00 or LBP 300,000. You can pay for your test in one of the following ways:
- cash or by credit card at the British Council in Lebanon.
- pay online, you will find all details on the Online Registration System
For further details, please contact us.
7. COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION
We need to receive all documents within three working days of your online registration. Unfortunately, if we do not receive documents within three working days your application will be cancelled.
We cannot process incomplete applications, so please make sure you submit all the necessary information.
Copies of your results
If you would like your results to be sent to universities or other educational institutions, please enter the relevant addresses in the appropriate fields on the online registration form and notify us. We can issue a maximum of five copies per student.
8. AFTER YOU REGISTER
- After registering you will receive an automatic email with your access codes to the free online course: Road to IELTS.
- We will send you an email and/or SMS two days prior to test date to confirm all your test details including the test venue
For more information please contact us.
IELTS is designed to be a fair test and your English language ability will be assessed objectively, regardless of any special needs that you may have. We can help you with any special arrangements you require for your test.
Please contact us three months in advance of your test date to find out how you can apply for special arrangements.
If you want to request a refund, please read our refund policy prior to making a request.
TEST DAY TRANSFERS
If you want to transfer to a different test date, you need to notify us at least five weeks prior to the test session you have registered for. To do this, please contact us.
The transfer fee is USD 60.00 or LBP 90,000